Religion

'This Isn't a Theocracy,' NYT Editor Explains While Defending Obama Contraception Rule

Why they pay Editorial Page editor Andrew Rosenthal the big bucks: "I understand that the Catholic Church in particular feels strongly about birth control, but this isn't a theocracy." ...

Network Newscast Blackout of Mandate on Catholics Continues, But Sunday Talk Shows Take It Up

The broadcast network evening and morning newscast blackout, of the Obama administration plan to force health insurance offered by Catholic charities and hospitals to cover sterilization, ...

Strange New Respect for Mormon Faith When It Comes to Amnesty for Illegals, Tweaking Romney

Suddenly it's not courageous to disagree with the leaders of your religion: "Romney's Tough Immigration View Is at Odds With His Church." Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein even showed respect for ...

Times Freely Mocks Mormons: 'I Wouldn't Buy the Underwear Just Yet'

The Times online has "Room for Debate" to mock some religions, including Mormonism: "I wouldn't buy the underwear just yet....[the Mormon Church] has used its mobilizing genius to pursue political ...

South Carolina, Home of Dark (Unsubstantiated) 'Undercurrents' of Politics

Welcome to South Carolina, "a place famous for surfacing the dark undercurrents of American politics," says campaign reporter Jim Rutenberg. But is there any evidence for his claims of a racially ...

ABC Staff Laugh at Maher's Anti-Religious Mockery of Tim Tebow

On Wednesday's Good Morning America, ABC staff could be heard laughing in the background when substitute news reader Dan Harris read part of HBO comedian Bill Maher's infamous tweet mocking Denver ...

Jeremy Peters on the 'Dog-Whistle Politics,' Subliminal Crosses of the Religious Right

Reporter Jeremy Peters is seeing things: "The 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign used billboards with faint images of crosses. And at the Republican National Convention that year, the lecterns on stage ...

NBC Relays Palestinian 'Propaganda' from Bethlehem During Christmas

On Saturday's NBC Nightly News, as he recounted Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, correspondent Martin Fletcher relayed Palestinian complaints about Israel.

Networks Grill Perry on Jeffress and Religious 'Can of Worms' Opened on Campaign Trail

Texas Governor Rick Perry conducted interviews with all three network morning shows on Friday and all used controversial comments made by Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress as a line of attack. This ...

NYT's Keller Admits 'Late to Rev. Wright' in 2008, But Claims Paper Handled Story Well

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller thinks the Times eventually did a good job covering Obama's Rev. Wright problem: "Yes, Dems should be asked about their faith (and influences) too. We ...
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